M.V. “SCI Mumbai” has successfully completed first maiden call at V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, on 26th October, 2017
TUTICORIN: The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd is pleased to announce the successful call of MV “SCI Mumbai” at the V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin, on 26th October 2017.
“SCI Mumbai” is the longest container vessel to be handled by V.O.C. Port, Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal (DBGT). The 43,679 gross tonnage ship is 262 metres long, 32 metres wide and has a capacity to carry 4395 TEU’s (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) of containers. With this call, SCI’s desire to better serve the Coastal Trade from Gujarat to South India with a larger vessel has been realized. SCI Mumbai will replace the smaller vessel Lal Bahadur Shastri on SCI’s Smile Service with port rotation Mundra- Pipavav–Cochin–Tuticorin. The induction of this vessel into SMILE Service will attract more coastal and international volumes under SMILE service.
“SCI Mumbai’s” maiden call at V.O.C. Port has surely paved the way for Shipping Lines to consider calling their larger vessels into the Port.
Capt. Anoop Sharma, C&MD, SCI, congratulated VOC Port Chairman, Mr. I. Jeyajumar and his team of officials, the DBGT team, as well as attending officials from SCI for successful handling and berthing of the Vessel.
SCI thanks its customers for its invaluable support and assures its commitment to serving the requirements of trade.